David Phenis appointed CEO of Hockey Wales

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Hockey Wales is delighted to confirm that David Phenis is to take on the position of CEO of Hockey Wales on a full-time basis.

The appointment by the Board of Directors this week is fantastic news for the organisation and more widely, hockey in Wales, as David brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from an extensive career in local government and sport development.

David, who joined Hockey Wales as Interim CEO in September, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed leading the organisation forward during this time, but now I am thrilled that I can look forward to continuing the work I have begun and strive towards our target of Vision 2020.”

Prior to joining Hockey Wales, David was a self-employed Sports Advisor working with USW and a number of national governing bodies including the WRU. He has 35 years of experience in local government and is widely recognised for his effective leadership and delivery in Sport Development and Management.

Richard Proctor, Chair of the Hockey Wales Board of Directors, said that the Board were ecstatic to officially welcome David to the role and consider him an asset to the organisation:

“I am delighted that David will be joining the Hockey Wales family on a full-time basis. We all believe that this is an excellent appointment for Hockey Wales and we have great confidence that David will continue to build on the good work he has been doing on an interim base, to drive vision 2020 on a full time basis.”

David will guide Hockey Wales on its journey towards Vision 2020, an ambitious 9-year strategic vision that aims to make hockey in Wales bigger, better and more engaging than ever before.